Long Description: Troubled Waters Pedal Gutar, Guitar, Steel guitar, music samples, music loop and sound loops
Keywords: In about 1948, Paul Bigsby began making custom pedal steel guitars that featured pedals mounted to a rack between the front legs of the instrument.  Speedy West got the second of Bigsby's creations, the first of his guitars to feature pedals, and used it extensively in his work with Jimmy Bryant. Zane Beck began adding knee levers to console steel guitars, and in 1952, added a set of four knee levers to Ray Noren's console steel.  Beck's knee levers lowered the pitches of the strings they operated, which was an action opposite of what the pedals accomplished. 
Around 1953, a console steel player named Bud Isaacs attached a pedal to one of the necks of his guitar. The function of the pedal was to change the pitch of two of the strings, whereby Isaacs would have two of the most common steel guitar tunings available on one neck.
Today it offers a host of effects to the modern musician